So, are you among those who have a little extra ground to grow something on to supplement your income? Have you been thinking about growing Christmas Trees. Do you know much about it? If not, Oregon State University Extension has a cheap seminar coming up to give you the “inside scoop” on what you need to know before you start committing yourself to your new endeavor. Here’s what is on their flyer:
Monday, February 13th from 1:30PM – 4:30PM
Toledo Public Library
173 NW 7th Street
This class is designed to help you understand the Christmas tree industry, what it is, and how it works. If you are thinking about becoming a grower, start with this class. You’ll learn about what it takes to be successful: the time, equipment and labor needed to produce quality trees—including production costs. Learn about Christmas tree production trends in Oregon, the Pacific Northwest, and the nation from Chal Landgren, OSU Christmas Tree Specialist. Christmas tree marketing will be discussed highlighting challenges in recent years.
You need to pre-register for this class by Thursday, February 9th. Class fee is $15 to cover the costs of printed materials and breaks. Register by coming to the office at 29 SE 2nd Street, Newport, 541-574-6534, or mailing in the registration form that can be found by clicking here.
Office hours are 8AM – noon and 1PM – 5PM Monday through Thursday, and 8AM – noon on Friday.